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The easiest way to explain sex to your kids

Here is an excerpt from our Help Page: What exactly is “age appropriate” information about sex? Your guide to avoiding TMI “When it comes to starting this conversation, the easiest thing to do is read your child a book. At Generations of Virtue, we’ve done some massive amounts of searching and reading to find books that best help parents in this area. It takes the pressure off of you to come up with exactly the right words, and conveniently many of these books are in story format. There are several series that we recommend, with suggested ages to give you a general compass. Your best bet though, is always to read them before you sit with your kids. Every child matures differently, and also depending on environments, some kids will be ready for more information than their peers of the same age.” So here are a few of our favorites: 1. The Miracle […]

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How to tell your 8 year-old about sex

Breathe! Pray. Talk with your spouse. Consider the best time to sit down with your child, preferably one on one without the distractions of the TV or even other siblings. What we recommend: The Miracle of Creation Series This is a wonderful series that explains reproduction for plants, birds, and then people. These books place the focus on the glory of God’s creation and help children to see that God made all living things and their cycles and seasons of life to praise and honor Him. Children as young as 5 can go through Why Do Plants Grow?, Why Do Birds Build Nests?, and The Wonderful Way Babies Are Made (younger section) with their parents. Older children (9 and up) can go through What Is God’s Design for My Body? and The Wonderful Way Babies Are Made (older section) . The Wonderful Way Babies Are Made features two sets of text. The rhyming prose is for kids as young […]

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Won’t they come to me to learn about sex?

Won’t my child come to me when he’s ready to know about sex? Not always. If you expect your child to do the initiating on the birds and bees topic, he’ll most likely come after he’s already heard or read something (if he comes at all). The “first person who talks to your kids about sex, is like them leaving their footprints in wet cement”1. Do you want to risk your child hearing about sex from the media, their friends, or google? The likelihood of the information they hear being from a Biblical perspective is very slim. The only way you can be sure that they hear about sex in its proper, beautiful context, is by telling them yourself. Related topics: How to tell your 8 year-old (or younger) about sex     Consider using this from Guardians of Purity: 83 Guardians of Purity, Julie Hiramine. Charisma House Publishers, 2011. […]

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Secrets to “age-appropriate” information about sex

Your guide to avoiding TMI Often when we’re told it’s necessary – nay, imperative – to talk to our children about sex, our minds conjure up scary images: our doe-eyed 7 year old running screaming from the room after we’ve just shattered her fairy tale notions of love. These images represent our biggest fears when it comes to broaching the subject (and what a weighty one it is!) of sex with our children. And you know what? Healthy fear in this area is a good thing. It’s ok to treat sex with the mystery and respect God designed it to have. It’s kind of like having a healthy fear of the ocean. But when our fear of talking to our children cripples us and produces thoughts like: “I could never talk to them about this. I mean, I totally messed up in this area.” Or “I really want to pass […]

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